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> >> announcer: this is al jazeera. hello, welcome to the al jazeera newshour live from doha. these are the main stories this hour. picking through the rubble - gaza residents examine the damage after a fifth day of israeli health strikes. crowds attend the funeral of the victims as israel hints there'll be no let up in the military operations. no international pressure will prevent us acting with force against a terror
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organization calling for the destruction. >> holding their ground for now. we visit the area controlled by the kurdish army. and i'll be here with the latest from the world cup in brazil. plus, all the reaction as n.b.a. superstar announces he's leaving miami. israel says it won't let up on an aerial offensive against gaza. it's the fifth day of air strikes killing 120, and injuring 900. on saturday morning an israeli air strike hit a medical center for the disabled in the north of the gaza strip. some of the patients and medical assistants were killed.
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others suffered injuries, including burns. nick schifrin followed a family as they buried a victim of the violence. >> reporter: when it comes to this war, and it is war gazzans say, the most free consequent sound is grief. and the frequent image is children missing their uncle or a woman mourning her husband. mohammed was a pious man, praying and helping nephews and nieces. he was 66. his family admits he helped palestinian fighters fire rockets. the israeli army today dropped a bomb on him. his community is calling him a martyr. the silence shows their resonance and they commemorate his sacrifice. he helped the fighters because he made money and he believed in it. >> they take our land,
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palestine, okay. our holy jer us lem -- jerusalem destroyed. this man is mohammed's cousin. at the local mosque he says a prayer, and the youngest relatives who lived through air strikes came to show strikes. >> mohammed liked visiting and helping people. he educated his children. >> reporter: as the crowd of nearly 1,000 rocked out of the mosque, they are reminded the frequent sound is the loudest. [ gunfire ] israeli bombs shake the earth, shock waves travelling though the spine. this landed 300 feet away from us. the aftermath...
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..part of this video is too grizzly to show. the man in blue is carrying a dead toddler. israel says the fighter was a palestinian fighter. one woman at least was wounded, and the scars felt by the children, a few feet away. the women who were inconsolable. prayers were ending as the strike happened. you can smell the explosive powder in the air. there's a lot of tension now because a mile down here, this is 30, 45 seconds ago there was yet another attack. israel vowed to step up its campaign today. in this war it would be more sound. and more images like today's.
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let's talk about the humanitarian impact going on there and bring in stefanie dekker, live for us from gaza, outside a hospital. what have you found there? what are the stories that you've been getting from some of the victims? > we have been inside and visiting over the last few days, it's overwhelmingly civilians, bodies full of burns, shrapnel. it is a horrendous scene, and it's similar stories that the family tells us, air strikes close to the homes. many homes are not built to resist the power of an f-16 missile or helicopter. people are terrified. i can tell you this is the main hospital in gaza, the biggest, they are having issues with materials, there's a lack of materials to deal with the people coming in, and if people don't arrive here, the ones
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sitting at home, we spent the night with a family yesterday when they brog their fafrt and -- broke their fast and the father told us "i live in a building with 28 apartments and surrounded by others, i don't know which israel will target. i don't feel safe. i'm supposed to protect my family, i can't protect myself, how can i protect them." this tells you how difficult it is for the people. the air strikes are random. they happen all the time. to update you, people say it was the most intense air strikes that happen, 13 dead alone over friday night into saturday. i want to bring in a guess, mr jo catrin a solidarity activist and has been living here for three years. describe for us what you have seen here over the last five days. >> the situation, of course, is very dire. things have been difficult, increasingly over the last year because of an escalation in the
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siege. israel's relentless attacks on gaza, the casualties of death and injuries have driven things, particularly in the health care sector, to the breaking point. >> how are the people coping? i know you visited a hospital struck by israel. it was struck on the fourth floor. >> yes, a number of international activists have spent time at the hot, close to the separation area with israel on the east of gaza city. 2am in the morning it was struck with four of what the israelis call warning rockets. the small nonexplosive missiles shot to warn people to evacuate buildings and civilian homes. then yesterday at about 5:00 pm the fourth floor was struck with a missile causing a deal of damage. fortunately the fourth floor had been evacuated. there was no one there.
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no one was physically harmed. because of the stress placed on the health care system by the counter escalation evacuating the hospital is not an option. there's nowhere for people to go. the other hospitals are full. >> how would you say people are feeling. what are they telling you? >> everyone is very anxious and waiting to see what will happen next. there's a lot of speculation as there always is. many people are looking to the possibility of an israeli ground invasion? 2008 and 2009. i don't think that is likely myself. i was here in 2012. we saw the israelis making the same statement and innuendos about a ground invasion that never happened. personally i suspect things will turn out the same way. >> thank you. thank you for joining us. the israelis struck a home for the disabled. two disabled girls killed in
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that attack. so certainly people here will tell you they don't understand what israel says. it's overwhelmingly civilians that are being impacted by the air strikes. >> let's leave it there. the u.n.'s human rights chief is concerned israel could be breaking international rules of law. we have received deeply disturbing reports that many of the civilian casualties including children occurred as a result of strikes on homes. such reports raise doubts about whether the israeli strikes have been in accordance with international humanitarian law and international human rights law. a statement is currently circulating with the united nation, a silence procedure causing for a deescalation. israel is showing little sign of demill tarizing. tanks and troops are massing on
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the border ready for a potential ground assault. let's speak to bernard smith. there has been limited rehabilitation to what is going on. where does this leave binyamin netanyahu. >> yes, first tli there's no accord -- firstly there's no coordinated response. israel's major allies, the united states, britain and canada backed israel's right to defend itself. the frex have -- french have too, but deplored the civilian casualties, and the european union backing israel's right to defend itself, deploring the number of civilian casualties. that allows binyamin netanyahu to continue with his current strategy. >> translation: no international pressure will prevent us acting
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with all our force against a terror organization calling for our destruction. we'll attack anyone trying to hurt us. we'll defend with determination and wisdom our home front israel. now to other news - blunters with dangerous biological diseases forced the u.s. government to crackdown on security procedures. there's been a scare involving anthrax, an accidental transport of antlach and small pox vials going missing. >> reporter: the c.d.c. says it shouldn't have vice presidented. >> i'm disappointed -- have happened. >> i'm disappointed. american people call on us to protect them. >> reporter: it's raised questions about handling of deadly material. last month dozens of c.d.c.
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employees may be exposed to anthr anthrax. it shipped a dangerous strain of bird flu to another lab. >> for this to happen and put our workers at risk is unacceptable. i'm upset, angry, lost sleep and working around the clock to make sure we do everything possible to resolve it. >> the flu and anthrax labs are shut down. it's stopping shipments. it lists mistakes at many levels. but it doesn't name those responsible. >> there's a problem, and it's a symptom of a broader problem of laboratory safety. we need to stop, re-assess, fix and make sure we do everything possible to make sure event like this never happen in the future. >> no one has been affect. the head says those responsible will be disciplined but has not
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said how. 31 have been killed in suicide car bombings near kirkuk in northern iraq. the attacks targeted a checkpoint manned by kurdish forces. the kurds moved into kirkuk after the iraqi army abandoned its posts in the face of the sunni rebellion which began last month. as the kurds take new territory, they facing dangers. zeina khodr is in the northern country of kirkuk. what is the situation? >> we are at the checkpoint targeted by a suicide bombing. 31 killed. it was a massive explosion. this is a main checkpoint leading from the south of kirkuk to other areas in iraq, tikrit, baghdad. you talk to the kurdish force, the peshmerga forces and they are worried. it was an attack against them, a message to them.
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they have a lot of enemies and are planning to breakaway from iraq. we heard the central government make clear they will not accept that. sunni arabs do not want to see a divided iraq. there has been no claim for the bombing. i spoke to people here and they are saying this is the work of the self-declared islamic declared group. this is not the first tim peshmerga forces have been a -- time peshmerga forces have been attacked. there was a suicide car bombing attacking the peshmerga. they share sa 1,000 -- a 1,000km area. yesterday we travelled south towards tikrit, and what we saw on the ground was that kurds sunnis and shi'as are claiming territory and this war is about claiming power and tert trit.
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>> reporter: we are 200km from the iraqi capital. road sides mean litment. the -- mean little. the country is divided into shi'a, kurtz and sunnis. this is a vital supply lines for the kurds to reach south. it cuts through territory under the control of sunni fighters, including the the latest news and hottest trends in celebrity group. we reached an area. this district has been disputed territory. for kurdish officials, this was a message to the central government. the iraqi army may have abandoned their positions, but the iraqi prime minister is it nouri al-maliki vowed to retake the land. a few days ago the iraqi army
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used planes, three missiles landing in an area. two people, including an 11-year-old girl was killed. we are afraided there would be air strikes. the government offered an apology, but an apology is not enough. kurdish officials are confident that iraqi forces have returned to the region. >> yes, it is a threat. we take it seriously. maliki doesn't have that much power, and the islamic state group is between us and them. he should attack them first, and then us. >> kurds do have other enemies on the ground. this is an ethnically mixed district. a double car bombing targeted a kurdish checkpoint close to a marketplace. people blamed the self-declared the latest news and hottest trends in celebrity for the attack. that group, arang with other armed factions are controlling trt tri less than -- territory
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less than a kilometre from the center. the kurds are holding their ground and hope to include it in their state. the defenses they are building can't prevent enemies. that is because this front is a crossing point used by civilians. closing this road will antagonize the arabs living in the surrounding regions, this front loin is an important -- line is an apparent junction. one road leads to a sunni region, the other to baghdad. the kurds want the land. sunnis and shi'as won't accept a divided iraq. zeina khodr with that report. iraqi security forces and governments appear to have executed 255 prisoners in the last month according to human rights watch. most executions took place as iraqi forces fled fighters from the the latest news and hottest trends in celebrity. erin is from human rights watch.
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for security reasons we won't say where she is. please tell us about the report and what it is that you found? >> sure, thanks for having me on. we spoke to witnesses and prisoners who survived the attack, who told us that security and militias this some places gunned down areas on mass. in most cases they were fleeing the islamic state taking over their area. >> can you tell us who these people are. >> eventually... >> excuse me, can you tell me who the people are and what it is they were runs from? .
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>> the prisoners? >> yes. >> in most cases they had not faced charge. authorities said they were charged with article 4 terrorism. when we spoke to family members and other officials they said, in fact, many of them had not been charged, and others charged with petty crime. one of the persons killed had been charged with insulting a local police chief, before being killed. >> have you taken the information to the government? if you hadn't, what would you expect to hear from them about how it happened and why, and what they'll do about it?
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>> in one case we were able to speak to the police chief of that province, and we included his act of the event. he was a witness. we tried to reach the interior and defense minister ris, but were unable to get comment from them. i don't know what their response would be. i would - my hope, not my expectation, but my hope is that their response would be to exercise that this incident is only people in iraq, that they would try to hold captive the people that murdered people. unfortunately, with the iraq government, with the past track record, that's unlikely. >> okay. thank you for talking to us. i appreciate you telling us
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about that killing of over 200 people. coming up on the al jazeera newshour - russia's president starts his term. latin america cuba writes off cold war debt. >> this is our right to have our freedom. government doesn't have the right to put their hands in our bodies the air is thick with marijuana smoke in georgia, where users demand police stop random drug tests. and in sport. at least they'll cheer on sunday - germany perhaps for the world cup final. the world cup end on sunday in a final that does not include the hosts. now that the party is almost over brazilians will ask whether it was worse the billions that it cost. the governor spoke to the
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president. >> i believe brazil exceeded itself in the organization of the world cup, and i think we should get the maximum grades and i'll tell you why. first there was a lot of news. we not only exceeded points like guaranteeing the stadium were ready, airports were functioning, security was firm in terms of protecting the teams and heads of states, but we overcame a campaign against the world cup in brazil. >> everyone would agree with you that the organization would be superb. a lot said it would be one of the best world cups in a long time. it came as a price $4 billion in stadiums, $8 billion on infrastructure. was it worth it or not in the end? >> translation: i want to tell you that there is an immense
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pain for brazil having done this world cup. immense gain. in terms of infrastructure, it's not $4 billion that makes a difference in house and educationle in the same period, the stadium construction is going on. brazil spent, in house and information, more than 850 billion, $4 billion spent had little zaps in terms of the general spending. all the rest, for example airports, they are not a necessity for the world cup. the world cup is a point in the process. meantime the director of a company hired by f.i.f.a. to sell world cup tickets is on the run after avoiding death. he's accused of masterminding a multi-million ticket reselling scam. >> the copacabana palace, a lavish hotel where officials are
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staying looks like a crime scene. apparently it is. the security camera footage shows ray wheel and, the director of world cup hospital the ay tickets lead -- hospitality tickets leading through the hotel. >> he left an hour ago. his arrest warrant has been issued. he is considered a fugitive. >> reporter: weiland, arrested but released is accused of being the main source of tickets sold to an algerian national who allegedly ran a ticket reselling scheme worth $90 million. weiland's company, map service, hired by f.i.f.a., denied wrongdoing. when the world cup began, we saw scap pers trying to make a profit selling tickets to games that were sold out.
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the guy in orange is offering ficts for $600 -- tickets for $600. >> as the world cup advanced, there were empty seats. it was impossible to buy a ticket. for example, to the alzeeran-germany games. there were no tickets but i hear tickets are veil. no more tickets. >> no. >> reporter: nobody sells tickets here. many were asking where all the tickets were since almost no one was selling them on the street. >> as it turns out, the biggest bizarre, according to investigators was right here inside the copacabana palace. the top investigator is confident thatting that he's -- that the probe will reveal that they were involved in the
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illegal ticket scams. f.i.f.a. facing claims that it took bribes for the 2022 world cup said it would cooperate fully with the investigation, the same thing weiland said before disappearing. more from the world cup in sport later this newshour. now it's time for the weather. i believe it's hectic in india, what is going on. >> that's right. we have the monsoon reigns, important for the -- rains, important for the farmers. we'll look at the satellite. we see a massive cloud, it doesn't tell us a great deal of what is going on. let me tell you what the monsoon is doing. it's across the entirety of north india and northern pakistan. this is what is happening this year. we have a huge bite tape out of north -- taken out of north western india. it's weeks behind schedule.
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it's very, very bad news for the farmers, and the other people who depend on the farms for their livelihood. they are the states worst hit at the moment. this is what it looks like on the ground at the mum. the ground cracked, due to a lack of water. it's because there isn't the cloud and the rain. the temperatures are higher than usual. that's why the plants are struggling. at this time of year you expect things like this. this is what is happening in mumbai. we have 72mm of rain. it caused problems. that's in the short term. in the long term the rain is very much appreciated, and over the next few days ns the south-west and eastern -- in the south-west and eastern parts. caught breaking this law in georgia can as a result in a prison sentence, for almost as long as a conviction for murder. smoking marijuana is the crime.
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users are furious at police taking random samples to test for flood. they call for a change in the law. [ ♪ music ] >>reporter:. >> reporter: it's a party atmosphere, but a serious protest. one of the several rallies held in recent weeks. organizers say they are sick of being criminalized for wanting to get high. outside the prime minister's office urine samples pile up, protesting hundreds of tests that police carry out each week. >> this is our right to have our freedom the the government doesn't have the right to put their hands in our bodies taking our urine in without our consent. fines that the authorities estimate at $4 million, there's no distinction between soft and hard drugs. becca is waiting to be sentenced for marijuana possession and
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faces 14 years in prison. >> translation: marijuana users are treated as criminals. they are gaoled and forced to pay enormous fines. i know, for example, a rural family oh had to sell their home to pay a fine for using marijuana. >> the government is in little mood for big changes. the prime minister hinted it may take a softer approach. >> we will not legalize marijuana, or discuss the topic. marijuana use will not be decriminalized. we can discus about changing krls. >> according to a study by georgia, an number of go advocating changes, 106% of users took drugs. drug-related offenses are on the
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ride. georgeans might be in a minority in the conservative country. the people ta came out came out in large numbers to make the point. the drugs policy in georgia, as far as they are concerned, isn't working. >> coming up on the newshour... [ ♪ music ] ..the annual orange marchers take to the streets of northern ireland. we'll be live in belfast for the latest. >> translation: after discussion with the authorities i understood that i was in no position to bargain with them political satirist in thailand draw a conclusion after the military leadership censors their work. in sport it's the penultimate claim a clash no one wants to be in. hosts brazil look to salvage pride in the battle for third. @
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the top stories on al jazeera... israeli air strike hit a center for the disabled in gaza, killing several patients and a medical assistant. some survivors suffered severe burns. israel's offensive obvious the past five days killed 120 peel and injured -- people and injured more man 900 others. prime minister binyamin netanyahu said he will not bow to international pressure to stop the offensive. bomb attacks in northern iraq kills 31.
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a checkpoint manned by kurdish forces were targeted. many of the victims were refugees fleeing fighting else are. thousands of people are on the streets in northern ireland for the peak of orange men's parade. it marks a victory for protestants over the catholic community, many parades passed peaceful peacefully, some that pass through nationalist areas are underway. >> well, the atmosphere is one of celebration to the arrange men here, of course. >> the march that is passing comes to a halt. it's one of the back up vans factored there. either side the march with the
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banners, as you see earlier, it is contentious. the risks comes later on in the day, perhaps with previous years, when the marches go to areas when they are not supposed to argue. the other side lives there, and regards this as provocative. >> your a community worker. what is your view of all this. throughout the year you try to resolve arguments. do you think this ban succeeds. we work all year around building relationships having difficult conversations with people who were former enemies. one of the difficulties we have is this is not post conflict.
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there are issues that have to be resolved. >> that's interesting because many see the deals over violence. it's not post conflict. there are many areas that need to be resolved, are pol difference playing enough of their own. >> there's a lot of elections. we have sin tennary of celebrations and people going to the tribal areas. they are a focal point. it has not been resolved. >> tell me lastly, perhaps, on
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the ground, how do you set about, you know, getting people to talk about this and realising that, you know, perhaps their language or action needs to be tempered or whatever? >> sometimes, tim, it's - the hard part is getting them into the room. once ner in the room, people are fairly reasonable. >> to meet face to face. >> it's been humanizing the issue. about misunderstandings, and propaganda. >> briefly, if you would, but your view of this - should this happen at all. >> they have the right to celebrate their culture and religion. we may need to have leadership about where they walk and match. if there's sensitivity around that, that would resolve a lot of issues. >> as you hear, many arguments to be resolved in northern ireland. the police, many thousands of
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them. they are, of course, hoping for the best. potentially preparing for the worst. >> thank you for that. >> the united nations security council is calling on houthi rebels to leave the city. 50km away. demonedors urged a crackdown. we have more. >> yemeni fighter jets attract the position. >> the hutus are advancing. on tuesday, they tapp cured the city. 50km from the capital. it has a population of 120,000. many seek refuge elsewhere. >> in sanaa thousands of demonstrators took to the
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streets. >> the president should sack the minister of tense. he needs to liberate the prisoners. they should be put on a list. they should express their concern. >> the members demanded that the hewitties, and armed groups involved in the violence withdraw and relinquish control to the nation of authorities loyal to the government. >> the shia group allegedly supported by iran claimed the right. half a doze jen wars made
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it one of the most troublesome groups, which faces two other major threats. it has been nearly two months since the entire military staged a coup. since then, it came down hard, intensify critics of what cap and can't be said. >> reporter: this man puts the finishing touches on his latest work. here he oversees sculptures. this year's peak is different. there's no reference to politics. >> this year we decided to create harmony. before the coup had taken place, we agreed to leave out political satire. with the world cup the wage, the float is part of a procession
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marking the start of buddhist lengths. this year it's taking place during sensitive time in thailand. the military seized power, imposing macial law. in the past it was used to depict and poke fun. none of that in this year's procession, because the thai military said there should be no military satire in this year's event. the military came down hard on anyone deemed on the junta, detaining them for questioning and charging some of them. this is an artist whose satirical cartoons appear in a thai newspaper. the military called name for a chat and told him what he could and couldn't depict. >> after discussions with the authorities, i understood is that i was in no position to
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bargain with them. i had to heed their advice, or there could be consequences. it would be better for me to be patient. >> he tries to push the boundaries, his readers expect that of him. he's careful not to overstep the line. the thai military told the media to be careful about reports that could be damaging to the country. for artists in thailand, it means a balancing act between self of censorship and freedom of expression. >> the united states government is warning migrants they'll be sent home if they try to enter the u.s. illegally. more detention centers are being built to house families while the immigration cases are processed. congress was askeded for $4 billion to combat the flood of
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migrants. 90,000 unaccompanied children may have entered the u.s. many jump onto freight trains, hoping to get across the border. monica met a young boy risking everything for a new life in the united states. >> reporter: rehearsal time in a small town. a mapped of teenagers -- band of teenagers has been formed. a 14-year-old honduran migrant is on his way to the united states. he hopes to join his brothers there. he wanted to study music. his parents have no money. we have to provide for them. >> i told them i want to help both. dad wants a car. i said if i get to the u.s., i'll buy a car. my siblings are there. >> thousands of central americans are trying to cross to
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mexico illegally to get to the gates. >> every migrant is wondering how they could depart. they can't travel inside. when it moves, people climb on top. >> the previous train derailed, leaving men strangled the until of small communities increased. >> they are resilient and they have a positive attitude. we'll agree that they are nervous and scared. super strong. >> reporter: oscar spends his time among strangers sending his goal up north. he heard a horrifying account. the train is controlled by drug gangs and human traffickers. >> translation: they say gangs come to the train asking for
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money. if you don't give a train i don't believe in that. >> reporter: oscar has no money, so has no choice but to take the train. thousands of migrants died from falling off or being killed. the odds are against the teenager. this is the start of the journey. i want to take you to gaza for incredible picture. this is the sky line, the live pictures. the incredibly thick smoke. it could be app israeli -- an israeli air strike. gaza is one of the most populated areas. moving away from the thick smoke is difficult. 121 people have been killed, 920 injured. a center for the disabled was hit overnight in gaza. as soon as we find out what
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caused that, we'll let you know. >> russia's president started a 6-day tour of latin america by visiting a long-time ally of the former soviet union. vladimir putin cancelled $130 million of debt for cuba. >> reporter: it was like old times, a russian president feted in havana, a reminder that the jostling of regional alliance continues. in moscow vladimir putin's tour is a repost to the u.s.-european narrative that he has been lead to isolation. >> only bric countries are 45%. china, brazil, latin america is a partner for russia.
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the west as overestimated its significance. >> it was notable that eight latin american countries ab stained or voted against the u.n. resolution calling for autonomy. along with geopolitical are economic ties. latin america is a key market. russia overtook the u.s. in arms sales. as n.a.t.o. strengthened europe, russia talked about permanent military basis in latin america. >> i don't think the obama administration is worried about diplomatic ties, obviously it hurts us, they are probably not worry about commercial ties. what worries is military ties, exercises, bases, getting everyone on the same
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interoperable military equipment. >> it's unclear whether latin america countries wish to expand behind joint exercises as they have their own political sovereignty from washington. it is a busy time in what the u.s. leaders like to refer to in their backyard. china's president will visit cuba, argentina and brazil. let's get the sports news. thank you. lebron james announced he's heading to the queensland cavaliers as a free agent. the 29-year-old spent four years at the miami heat, winning two n.b.a. championships. >> reporter: lebron james is coming home. the n.b.a.'s 4-time most valuable player is returning to the cleveland cavaliers after four years with the miami heat. he posted this picture and told sports illustrated:
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lebron james was raised in akron ohio 65km from cleveland and began his career with them. they were surprised. >> to say i'm excited and happy would qualify as a great understatement of the millennium. >> the best player come to your team, it will be a great learning experience to play along side the best the game. >> lebron james broke the hearts of the cleveland fans when he left in 2010. for now, all is forgiven. >> everybody is happy. everybody has a smile on their face, a greatest moment in cleveland. >> james , you have done a wonderful -- lebron james, you have done a wonderful thing for cleveleleleland. all is forgip. >> this is a great moment.
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>> along side dwayne wayne and chris bosh lebron james reached finals in all seasons there, wiging the championships -- winning the championships twice. he's been a free agent since july, opting out of the time twtwo years of his contract wit the heat. >> it sucks. he had a big fan base. i feel like we supported him and he decides to go back to cleveland. it's like a middle finger to us. >> reporter: lebron james can't promise the cats a championship, but for now they are happy to have the king back. the host of wqam sports radio believes lebron james move is a huge blow to the city of miami. >> it was unbelievable when he came down here. it's the biggest story in all of sports for the past four years. it's tough to go, to the biggest
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story to have a team that may be a play-off contender. when lebron james came down, they have a game, celebrated, and it rubbed a lot of people the wrong way. it's been the biggest story in sport. now, all of a sudden it's gone. [ ♪ theme ] world cup hosts brazil will look to sal vim pride when they -- salvage some pride when they look to play the netherlands. the coach will welcome back the captain for the clash in brasilia. they'll look to move on to the humble 7-1 defeat. scolari said the defeat overshadowed what the team has done. >> i know that in a year and a half we had a series of good situations. i cannot see, and i cannot see
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how people can only look at the result of one match. if work is good, it's not a fatality or disaster that will change it. i don't want to apologise nor defend what happened. what interested me was making it to the time, and i didn't make it. >> the netherlands were missing a spot in the final, attempting to become the first dutch side to come through unbeaten. the side lost to argentina in a penalty shoot-out in the final four. >> translation: losing hurts a lot. there's always the next match. the coach said he wants to return unbeaten and get on the plane with a good feeling and do everything possible. >> final preparations are underway for the world cup final. that's when germany faces argentina. we go to berlin to see how
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germany gets ready for the big day. >> reporter: the victory column celebrates military chimes. the car below displays hope for a modern day football victory. one like the historic route of brazil. they are playing a brazilian barr sen obviousa, coincidence, music to inspire confidence >> translation: germany will win because they are the better players. we saw it with brazil. 7-1, and 5-0234 the first. there's nothing more to be said. >> the they face the berlin gate. the last world cup victory took place a few weeks after east and west were identified. the football euphoria was impossible to describe.
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the opposing team then, and now, was argentina, the final score 1-0. there's a new flag-waving pride, starting when germany hosted the world cup in 2006. people from across the country are coming here to the cop tall, to see -- capital, to see what they hope is more history. >> we look forward to it. general plans will enjoy it. be thrilled. we like to be part of it. >> the time comes at a time when germany stands as a powerhouse. you get the feeling that some would swap it for a win. >> don't forget to join us for a 2014 update. our special guest today is former argentina world cup winner. it's on the air at 1540 g.m. t.
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>> for slovenian ski officials have been suspended for rigging the result of pop violinist vanessa may for helping her to qualify. may, a british citizen was competing for thai lands, finishing a stand last among 67 competitors in the giant slalom. she qualified days before the deadline in hastily staged races in slovenia. that's all the sport for now. back to you. >> thank you very much. there's a housing crisis in kurdistan. soviet-style apartment blocks are being knocked down. residents live in the condemned building is going to be convicted. >> reporter: if you have not seen the city for a few years, they probably won't recognise the skyline. in the last few years, modern
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looking housing popped up all over the city. a rapid response to a housing crisis. no matter where you bo in bist -- go in bishtek you are never far from reminders of the past. these days many old relics are falling apart. there's parts of the city that look like this. you have soviet ruins scattered across the field, but if you look past the old and the grey, you start to get an idea of what the leaders want the city to look like. after years of cookie cutter housing projects people have the option of new homes. in their shadow, many live like this, a fading reminder of the old city. this man is a retired police officers and lived here for 40 years. he was cheeping and retare -- cleaning and repairing guns before the up to god its name.
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his -- the town got its name the the up to is going to be demolished to make way for urban development. >> translation: it's my land. they can't tell me to leave my home. i agree it will change, and the new houses are the best for the city. it's okay with me. it's okay if they gave me a new apartment. i'm not afraid. it's my land and my house. i will fight. >> this man has lived in the small house across from country beck for as long as they can remember. she'll move out. her home is being demolished. >> translation: we are happy for the rich people, for the businessmen. this is changing. they built new buildings, i feel our community, my neighbours and i have been forgotten. where can we go. if you go to the government they say we need to build the new up
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to, and you are an old woman. soviet times, they say, were better. they were guaranteed a roof over their heads. the city's mayor says the best days of almost over. >> we have a building boom at the moment. there are a lot of investments in the construction industry. we have external investors, most of our own citizens, then turkish, chinese and russians. for now the construction spree is about prove jits, not people. it's -- prove its, not people. it's uncertainly if men and women will have a place to call home. people want the government and developers to know there's a price for progress. they are not just demolishing old buildings, but tearing down a community. >> david foster is hanging around waiting to take obviously. from me, jane dutton, and the
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[ gunfire ] the battle lines are drawn in the gaza-israeli conflict as the fighting enters the fifth day with no end in site. [ gunfire ] and pro-russian separatists strike in the eastern ukraine as the new president vows to destroy those responsible for killing 23 soldiers in a separate incident. plus, shut down - the